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  CBS    Eyewitness 11PM News    News  News/Business. New.  

    July 9, 2011
    11:00 - 11:35pm EDT  

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we have breaking news right now in baltimore county. these are live pictures after fire breaks out at a daytonsville hotel. goode good evening, everyone. i'm adam may. wjz is live tonight on the baltimore national park. let's go right to the very latest on the fire for us. >> adam, this is now a four alarm fire at the corner of route 40 and ingleside drive at this days inn hotel. it is still a hectic, chaotic scene behind me. you can see smoke coming out of the top of the building. firefighters say they have contained the fire but they have not found the source yet so that's their main concern,
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finding the exact location of where the flames are coming from. the fire chief tells us this broke out about a quarter after 8:00 on the top floor of the seven story hotel. 160 occupants have been evacuated and two people were transported for smoke inhalation. we're told when crews first got to the scene, there were several dead hydrants so it took time to fix the water pressure which may have made the situation more hectic. at this point, firefighters say they were able to get a good water source but again, they have not found the exact location of the flames. meanwhile, displaced hotel guests are still very shaken up! >> i saw one gentleman knocking on everybody's door. i saw all of the smoke. he saw me and he started screaming get out, get out, get out! we both did. we ran out. and that's it. >> i was freaking out, shake, i got nervous. you couldn't breathe. it was really hard to breathe. i started running down the hallway down to the exit.
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smoke in the whole stairwell. it was so hard to run out. >> we are back here live at the scene again at the daytonsville days inn. this is a four alarm fire, about 20 pieces of equipment and 100 firefighters are working to put the fire out. meanwhile, hotel management is working to find the 160 displaced guests somewhere else to stay for the night. they're all camped out right in front of the hotel. we'll bring you the very latest. we're live in catonsville. >> they're still trying to find a place for the guests there. any idea on how extensive the damage is. it look like the fire is mostly concentrated to the top levels of the hotel. >> they say -- firefighters say they have found the source of where they believe the fire is. they can't get to it yet. that's their main concern. as far as the damage, they really have no idea. they say the good news is the fire did not spread. it seemed to be isolated to the top of the hotel. what caused this and how much it will cost to fix still left unknown at this point.
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>> thank you. in other news tonight, an arrest in a case that's captured baltimore city's attention. a man accused of killing a tourist during the 4th of july fireworks turns himself into police. this report was fire department earlier tonight with the new developments in the case. >> reporter: 26-year-old joseph calla was a father to this 1- year-old baby girl but he was stabbed to death on independence day while visiting baltimore's inner harbor from alabama. police clung to a key piece of evidence captured at the scene. this picture of the suspected killer. >> at this point, numerous -- i mean numerous citizens came forward with the suspect's identity. >> reporter: 2:00 p.m. saturday, the man in the photograph turned himself in. 32-year-old marcus harris is charged with calla's first- degree murder. police say he used a broken bottle. >> i was there when his mother found out. and -- my little girl is not going to have a dad.
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>> in an exclusive interview, callow's loved ones blasted the city even though hundreds of police officers saturated the harbor on the 4th, they say there should have been more. >> i'm not from baltimore. i don't intend to go to baltimore. baltimore -- baltimore does not look pretty in my book. >> the fatal stabbing was one of several fights that broke out after the fireworks show. 4-year-old benson caught a stray bullet in the leg. >> it is not worth coming out here to see baltimore and see the history if you're going to have your life in jeopardy. >> court records reveal harris has a long criminal history including charges of drugs, guns, car theft and disarming an officer. >> she's not going to have her dad. because -- because some guy wanted to act tough? you know, prove a point? well, what's the point you proved? you took my daughter's father away from her. as of tonight, police are still working to try to find the shooter in the case involving the 4-year-old. the boy has been released from
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the hospital. another deadly stabbing downtown baltimore. police tonight looking for the person who killed a 25-year-old man overnight at charles and fayette streets. the man was attacked after a large fight. they're now looking at footage from the city watch surveillance cameras to see if it need leads them to a is. >> a young girl killed crossing the street. a car hit the 14-year-old as she was crossing the baltimore national pike at johnny cape road in catonsville. so far, police have not publicly identified the girl. they're still trying to decide if the driver is to blame for that deadly accident. a security scare while president obama vacations in western maryland for the second week in a row, fighter jets scrambled to stop a plane flying near camp david. air-traffic controllers got worried when they didn't hear from the pilot. the jets moved the plane out of the area near thurmont. just late last weekend, the plane did land safely. president obama heads back to washington tomorrow trying to reach a deal on the debt debate.
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susan mcginnis reports for wjz that the two sides are still very, very far apart. >> reporter: the president was optimistic, addressing the american people on saturday that the white house and congress can agree on a budget plan. >> i know we can do this. we can meet our fiscal challenge. that's what the american people sent us here to do. >> reporter: but both sides know they remain far apart with congressional leaders digging in on taxes and government programs. >> we're not going to reduce the deficit or subsidize tax cuts for the rich on the backs of america's seniors and working families. >> democrats want nearly $300 billion in tax hikes on wealthy americans. they worry about social security, medicare and medicaid. programs republicans are willing to cut as they refuse to budge on taxes. >> tax hikes on families and job creators only make things worse. >> a budget agreement is critical to raising the nation's borrowing limit. many believe if a deal is not reached by august 2nd, the
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consequences could be cat staffic including government default on obligations to bondholders, government contractors and social security checks. republican senator david vitter gave advice to negotiators. >> be imaginative to lay out the case strongly about why we need growth and growth can produce more revenue, new revenue. that's an important part of the solution but that's a whole lot different than just hiking up taxes on folks. >> the president says while the two sides are divided, they do agree it is time to get a deal done. >> both sides are going to have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >> whether that's enough to lead to a budget deal on sunday remains to be seen. in new york, susan mcinnis, wjz eyewitness news. tonight, house speaker john boehner announced he wants a $2 trillion deal on the deficit. that's about half of what the white house is currently pushing for. funeral plans are now set for former first lady betty ford. two services will be held next
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week. one tuesday in california. the other thursday in michigan. ford died yesterday at the age of 93. she will be buried next to president gerald ford outside the presidential library in grand rapids. thousands of new jobs, new housing and new retail, that's the goal of a major project planned for midtown baltimore. but today, as that plan continues moving forward, another group is ramping up efforts to try to stop it. state and city leaders celebrate plans to redevelop the state office complex located northwest of downtown near bolton hill. new project would house 16 state agencies while adding apartments and retail space, including a supermarket, shops and restaurants. >> this dynamic, public private partnership will create hundreds of jobs. and also spur further long- waited investment in our westside. state center is good for baltimore and must move forward. >> it is a top priority for the o'malley administration. >> how maryland can move
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forward in a smart, green and growing way, this prong is a perfect example of that. >> but ramsey flynn who represents a group of downtown property owners is suing to stop the project. >> we think it is kind of -- a major give away of taxpayer money. >> reporter: they're concerned the heart of downtown baltimore will suffer when thousands of state workers are relocated to the new complex. >> downtown baltimore has been trying to hold on to some kind of vitality for some time and this is a major leapfrog development that has gone under the radar of public discussion for way too long. >> the mayor fights back. >> even if it means going against wealthy and powerful downtown interests, it is time to stop suing and start doing. [ applause ] >> the lawsuit still unresolved. if the project moves forward, the entire plan could take 15 years to complete. a big boost for people who want to buy locally. 100 businesses are now accepting the baltimore
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currency known as b notes. the b notes work like regular money for $10, you get 11b notes and you can spend the cash at participating stores and restaurants in baltimore. you can go to wjz.com and then click on links and numbers. still to come tonight on a busy night here on wjz's eyewitness news, he survived a roadside bomb in iraq only to die doing what he loved. a horrific amusement park accident and the injury that may have led to his death. i'm standing here. my knees are shaking like hell. i'm trying not to show it to him. >> this is a brave woman. refusing to become an easy target. how she caught a burglary in the act. what she made him do while waiting for police and wowing the crowd, prince william's impressive feat at a polo match. we started out beautifully this weekend weatherwise. we'll let you know what to expect for the rest of it coming up in your first warning forecast. stay with us.
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now you can brew over ice for delicious iced coffee or tea. hot or cold, keurig is the way to brew everyone's favorite cup in under a minute. choose. brew. enjoy. keurig. it is a warm 81 degrees and clear in central maryland. bernadette will have the forecast in a moment. a horrible accident at a new york amusement park. a soldier who lost both legs in the iraq war was killed after he was ejected from a roller coaster. passengers are usually held in by a safety bar that sits
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across their laps. family members say that park attendant didn't challenge the stable veteran's desire to board the ride. the cause of his death is still under investigation. a new hampshire woman fights back against an intruder in her home. melinda carr, very brave, lives alone. a stranger pride open her darr and barged his way inside. carr decided to grab the man's backpack and refused to let him go. >> i grabbed him by the scuff of the neck, dragged him back in here, plunked him in the chair and i said you stay there and don't you move. >> well, the guy listened. carr called police and the burglar sat in the chair. once officers arrived, they arrested him and they found several other stolen items in his backpack. well, thank you and good- bye. that's the final message from britain's best selling tabloid as it shuts down in the midst of the phone hacking scandal. after 168 years, the very last edition of the news of the
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world is now going to press. the tabloid is closing after several of its reporters were caught hacking into the voice mails of celebrities, even missing children. several arrests have now been made in that case. prince william became a star of a polo match in california tonight. william led a team to victory with four goals. spectators paid at least $400 a ticket to get a close-up view of the royal couple. duchess kate presented the trophy to her husband following the match. tonight, the pair continued their california trip with a black-tie dinner that honors british actors and filmmakers. an underground discovery leads researchers to a piece of civil war history. tonight as gigi barnett explains, it is right in the heart of lafayette square in west baltimore. >> reporter: below the layers of dirt is an archaeologists goldmine. >> it is like christmas every day digging in the dark. >> each is a link back to camp hoffman, a civil war era, a sign that the union army had
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encamped in west baltimore. >> we had pictures for it. but we don't know exactly how the picture rehave relates to the landscape. we want to figure out how the landscape and the pictures match up. >> the metal-detector could pick up uniform buttons and nails. the flags mark a perfect grid for digging. armed with a team of volunteers and lead archaeologists started the three-day dig on friday. >> it is incredible how much history is just here. >> reign adkins calls herself a history hunter. she said this dig is like doing family research. >> several of my uncles not only served in the civil war but in the revolutionary war. for me, it is personal. >> reporter: decision to the dig, organizers are also offering tours of the site. >> it is likely there are people everywhere, spread out all over the place. >> we're trying to concentrate on where we know there would have been barracks. >> they hope digging up the history could one day build its future. >> return the vacant properties to some great use.
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>> reporter: in west baltimore, i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. this three-day dig was funded by a $2,000 grant from the archaeological society of maryland. a taste of the caribbean this weekend in baltimore. big crowd showed up today for the start of the 30th annual caribbean carnival festival. plenty of colorful costumes, some great food, too. still have one more chance to check out the festival tomorrow. clifton park between noon and 9:00. boy, you couldn't ask for better weather for something like that today unless you're standing right over the grill. >> yeah, that place might not be fun but it was fantastic for a summer weekend. >> it doesn't get much better than this. >> it really. doesn't we lost a lot of the humidity after the rain. still warmed up this afternoon. we topped out at 90 degrees. so, if you were in the sun, it got warm. today is the kind of day that you could get some relief if you went into the shade. average temperature, 87 degrees. we're above it. we'll spend the next few days above that. we drop down to 77 in
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baltimore. you can see 81 in d.c. 70s throughout and 60s out in the mountains. wind had turned around to the northwest. a light wind. brought in the drier air. that's why the humidity really dropped as we moved through the day. now, still light. tomorrow they turn around to the south. we'll see the humidity level starting to build a little bit. nothing extreme yet. temperatures starting to build, too, but the combination of the two has prompted a code orange air quality alert in effect for the entire d.c. and baltimore metro regions. this will like i be extended a few more days this week because the heat and humidity are going to return. they're being ushered our direction because of this storm right back in here. before that moves our way, some clear skies for tomorrow. but look at what is sitting just off to our southwest temperaturewise. got into the 100s in this region once again today. even so in the 90s in dallas. that will get tapped into and drawn in our direction. so, when we see the temperatures starting to climb, the humidity also will be
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building with it, monday and tuesday are the two days it will peak out. after that, a little bit of relief for the second part of the week. here's how all of that comes together. here is high pressure making for a beautiful one again tomorrow. another warm one. turned back around to the south, they start bringing out the heat and humidity. monday and tuesday specifically. this front will come through tuesday afternoon. thunderstorms possible with it. it also will knock the heat back down. it will be short-lived. on the waters, this is what we've got going on. southeast winds at 5 knots. 81 degrees for the bay temp. tonight, very calm night. going down to 65 degrees. tomorrow, right back up. 91 for our high. a lot of sunshine out there. take a look at the next five days. we build into the mid-90s. after that though, as soon as that front goes through with the scattered thunderstorms, we're back down into the 80s for wednesday and thursday. >> thanks a lot. we'll check in with tim andygy tomorrow starting at 8:00 a.m. for the updated first warning
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forecast. baseball history made today. derek jeter's special feat that only one other player has accomplished before him. [ mr. clopper ] i don't talk to them as much as cindy does... good morning chickens!
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[ jim ] you know, that's our business so we want to be the experts in chicken. we're not the status quo. perdue is the first and the only chicken company to have usda-process-verified programs for fresh all-natural chickens. [ jim ] this is an all-vegetarian diet, no animal by-products, no animal fat. [ joe ] we never have used steroids or hormones of any type. it's not gonna happen. [ joe ] and always raised cage free. we set our goals higher than anyone. we're trying to make a better chicken. [ jim ] my dad did, my grandfather did and it's what we do today.
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wjz, the fans, one word. jeter. >> good timing, too. major league milestone on this gorgeous saturday from the bronx. new york, derek jeter etches another chapter into the annals of sporting history. bottom three against tampa bay. your yankee co-captain against tampa bay's david price. one out. it is gone! bye-bye. to left field. one lucky fan got himself the souvenir of a lifetime. not only a rare jeter homer but his 3,000th hit. he had three hits on the day. his first hit came against seattle. he and wade boggs here in '99
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only players among only 28 to reach the hit plateau with a home run. orioles baseball tonight in boston. alfredo simone, 4 2/3 innings pitched. right there, striking out jd drew. defensively, mighty fine play courtesy adam jones for one of the only bright spots on the evening. he robs david ortiz. here is the final out of the contest. they drop their fifth straight. 4-0. birds, 5-20 in their last 25 games. with that, this reminder, the final game before the all-star break, os and red sox, game three. coming your way at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. pro football news, a federal magistrate scheduled the next bargaining session for july 19th in minneapolis between the players and nfl owners. day 120 of the lockout. baltimore ravens nemesis pittsburgh steelers wide receiver hines ward arrested
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early this morning in dekalb county, georgia, charged with driving under the influence. he was jailed briefly before being released on a $1,000 bond. women's world cup soccer for you now from germany. france and england ended regulation and extra time in one all before france beat the brits 4-3 on penalty kicks. here's england's last miss. oh, yeah. by the way, japan upset germany 1-0. host goes down. newport, rhode island, tennis hall of fame inductions, andre agassi here representing -- presenting his gold hall of fame wing to his wife, former tennis great, steffi graf. >> holding a cabbage during the tour de france won by portugal's costa. overall leader of norway, he leads austria's evan. >> at the women's open, colorado 21-year-old meka me
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zata has a one stroke lead over miyazato. both natives of okinawa. on the men's side, two stroke lead over brendan at the john deere classic in illinois. nascar, kentucky, sprint cup series racing. your woiner, kyle busch followed by dale ruddiman and j.j., jimmie johnson. that's sports. see you tomorrow. >> still to come, a terrifying end to a concert. a big problem forces rhianna offstage and sends people running to [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable, and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. want to save even more? call now and we'll add over 60 premium channels, including showtime, starz, epix, and more for 12 months. fios is a 100% fiber optic network.
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i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously.
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witnesses believe the fire started from pyrotechnics part of the show. a lot of people started running for the exits. no one was hurt but some fans were a little upset they missed part of the concert. in an ohio family uses a creative approach to real estate. the diaz family has put their home and everything in it up for sale on ebay. they're moving to north carolina in august and they're trying to get the sale done quick. even their cars are up for grabs, the swimming pool, everything. so far, they've received 60 offers. highest bid is $140,000. the deadline to bid is tomorrow. that's a nice little del sol sitting in the garage. sitting in the garage. we'll be ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i had pain in my abdomen. it just wouldn't go away. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing, but they could be warning signs of a gynecologic cancer -- cervical, ovarian, uterine,
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vaginal, and vulvar cancers are all gynecologic cancers, and each has different warning signs and symptoms. i had to go to the bathroom more often than usual. more urgently, too. feeling bloated for no reason, that's what i remember, and my periods lasted longer and were heavier than what was normal for me. even if i ate just a little bit, i felt full so fast. warning signs are not the same for everyone. know what's normal for you, and if you think something's wrong, see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. get the facts. get the inside knowledge. call 1-800-cdc-info to learn more. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. that's it for us tonight. be sure to watch tim andygy tomorrow morning at 8:a.m. they'll have the very latest on tonight's breaking ws